Another big night in Europe, and we have to say we did warn you about Slavia Praha here on Ibrox Noise, that this was a well-drilled and tough team, and whose record spoke for itself this season.
Of course, our gallant visitors didn’t make it easy on themselves in the first half with one of the most blatantly hungover performances we’ve ever seen from the Famous, with heads clearly still in Auchenhowie on the Champers.
And we absolutely don’t begrudge that – it was sluggish, it was sloppy, and it was careless, and that was the price we paid for a well-earned title party and after 10 years of pain, no one among our support will gripe about a slow first half as a result.
We did warn you though, and the team, that this would happen, that we needed a hard reset.
As it turned out, a fine team goal from Rangers to equalise plus one of the best saves Allan McGregor has ever made earned a fair draw, and we must admit that second half was a hell of an improvement upon the slow first.
We’ll have more forensic analysis of this match in due course, with one or two players who really made their mark in Prague, but overall we’re delighted with the result, and it’s advantage Rangers for the second leg next week.